Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lansbury leaves Arsenal for pastures new; QPR keen on Rolando

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Henri Lansbury from Arsenal after agreeing to a four-year deal with the England Under 21 international, Sky Sports understands.

Lansbury passed his medical on Tuesday, and will reportedly join Forest for a transfer fee of £1 million.

The 21-year-old midfielder made just eight senior appearances during his time at Arsenal. In fact, he spent more time out on loan away from the Emirates Stadium than he did training with his parent club.

Lansbury spent the majority of his time on the Gunners’ books at Scunthorpe United (2008-09), Watford (2009-10), Norwich City (2010-11) and West Ham United (2011-12).

The Englishman’s clubs, Norwich City and West Ham United, have earned promotion to the English Premier League in each of the past two seasons, with Nottingham Forest surely hoping for more of the same this season.

“Having been at Norwich and West Ham when they were promoted I suppose I’ve seen at first-hand what is required and I’m in no doubt that Forest have what it takes to go up,” revealed Lansbury.

“There are a lot of good players here and I just can’t wait to get working with them in training on Thursday.

“I know I am leaving a huge club in Arsenal, where I have been since I was eight but the time is right for me to move on and I’m delighted to be joining a club of Forest’s stature in the game.”

QPR keen on Rolando

According to West London Sport, Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes is considering a loan move for FC Porto centre-back Rolando amid reports that moves for Michael Dawson and Ricardo Carvalho have fallen through.

Furthermore, QPR are reportedly set to complete the signing of Brazilian shot-stopper Julio Cesar from Italian giants Internazionale in the next 24 hours, the Daily Mail reports.

As you can see, Mark Hughes has not taken his club’s 5-0 opening day defeat lightly, and rightfully so to be perfectly honest.

Cesar arrived at Loftus Road on Tuesday to negotiate a reported three-year contract with the Super Hoops. At the moment, Robert Green, who has started both Premier League matches for QPR this season, is Mark Hughes’ No. 1 goalkeeper.

Since joining Inter Milan from Chievo Verona in July 2005, Julio Cesar has started over 330 matches for club and country, establishing himself as one of the top goalkeepers in world football.

Queens Park Rangers are scheduled to take on Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, September 1.


Shawn Etemadi



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